When George Rivera-Davis first tasted coffee from beans grown on his uncle’s farm in Panama, he was amazed—it tasted nothing like the brown liquid he’d been taught to call coffee in Des Moines. Inspired by the delicious brew, he ventured into the coffee business. Now, George and his wife, Jan—herself a certified tea blender—grow their own coffee in Panama with the aid of their family, bringing gourmet brews to Des Moines through their award-winning coffee shop and café, Grounds for Celebration. Grounds for Celebration’s coffee connoisseurs roast beans onsite before brewing fresh cups of java, blending espresso creations, and flavoring lattes with Monin syrup and Ghirardelli chocolate. Thirsty patrons can also opt for yerba mate, chai, and smoothies, or venture into Jan’s area of expertise and gulp tea in varieties that range from gunpowder green to ginger peach.
While sipping from steaming mugs, patrons can also munch croissants and cinnamon rolls baked fresh each day. At midday, they fortify themselves for afternoon paperclip jousts with lunch sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Some take their time to savor natural, from-scratch gelato while sitting amid the café’s local art and connecting devices to free WiFi.
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A stay at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center places you in the heart of Cedar Rapids, convenient to Hawkeye Downs Speedway Expo Center and Czech Village. This hotel is within close proximity of Cedar Rapids Ice Arena and National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library.
Make yourself at home in one of the 157 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your bed comes with cotton sheets and down comforters. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including a nightclub, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities include an arcade/game room, a pool table, and wedding services. Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 6 mi.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Hot/cold buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, an Internet point, and business services. Planning an event in Cedar Rapids? This hotel has 13000 square feet (1208 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
Located in Davenport, Best Western Plus Steeplegate Inn is close to NorthPark Mall and Kaplan University Davenport Campus. This hotel is within the vicinity of Vander Veer Botanical Park and Genesis Medical Center East.
Make yourself at home in one of the 102 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Relax and take in courtyard views from the privacy of your room. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and cable programming provide entertainment.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including a nightclub, a health club, and an indoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and wedding services.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and business services. Planning an event in Davenport? This hotel has 8200 square feet (738 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
Every day, Orange Leaf’s self-serve fountains dispense fresh batches of nutritious frozen yogurt in more than 60 varieties. In the sprightly lime-green and burnt-orange parlor, customers fill their bowls or bottomless magician hats with flavors ranging from pomegranate to caramel to wedding cake, laying a dulcet foundation for all manner of toppings from the buffet. There, they adorn their creamy treats with fresh fruits, nuts, and syrups. Unlike other ice creameries that try to confuse health-conscious customers by listing nutrition information in arcane units of measurement, such as "a smidge of calories" or "an earful of saturated fat," Orange Leaf prominently displays its yogurt’s impressive low-fat, low-sugar stats.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt divides its menu of frozen delicacies into four categories: creamy and delicious, fruity and fantastic, dairy-free, and no sugar added. Each subset caters to different palate preferences or health needs—including gluten free-options—allowing customers to choose their own culinary adventure in the self-serve yogurt spot. Their unique flavors include chocolate mint, coconut, pineapple, and freshly squeezed orange.
Prairie Crossing Vineyards’ 3 acres of grapevines are nestled among beautiful farmlands, producing nine distinctive wines for palates of all sophistications. During the complimentary tasting, an expert vintner will lead taste buds through a choice of five wines, possibly including the Wagon Trail Red, a smooth quaff, or the Cardinal Red, a semidry wine that blends grapes with magic and the dreams of pixies. White wine aficionados will appreciate the Windswept White, which bursts with citrus and stone-fruit flavors.